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GOTY 2015

Nominees for Destructoid's Best 3DS Game of 2015

The 3DS has gone through a tremendous change since its launch. While Nintendo did its best to completely fumble its initial year with a weak launch lineup, paltry Virtual Console offerings, and hardly any third-party support, it gained quit...   read

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Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen to get a Game of the Year Edition

Lords of the Fallen, City Interactive and Deck 13’s Souls-like, is getting a Game of the Year edition on June 26. Yeah yeah, I know what you’re thinking: ‘who even gave Lords of the Fallen their GOTY award?’ It&rsquo...   read

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GOTY recap

Here are all of Destructoid's Game of the Year 2014 editorials

With so much to organize and help put together, I didn't get a chance to do my own personal Game of the Year list for 2014. It's probably for the best, as picking favorites games is very difficult for me. It's like picking favorite people. ...   read

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Mr Andy's drunk GOTY

Mr Andy Dixon's top 10 games I played drunk in 2014

Confession #1: I don't play a lot of videogames. Confession #2: The ones I do play, I play drunk. Huh huh. Number two do do. Here are the games I liked the best this year, and what I was drinking when I played them.   read

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2014: I want to make love to you. Seriously.

[Enter the anti-Badger. --Mr Andy Dixon] Note: The Wombat could be anyone -- a Destructoid community member, a gaemz jurnalizmer, even some random Dutch guy. They could be just one person or Legion. You'll probably never find out who they r...   read

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Laura's GOTY picks

Laura Dale's attempt to nail down some Game of the Year 2014 winners

It's that wonderful time of year again where I'm expected to sum up my thoughts on an entire year of videogames in one digestible list of what was objectively best and what I enjoyed subjectively in various categories. It's time to take all...   read

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GOTY Full communism

GOTY 2014: Best evidence that we should go full communism

I'm back, baby! You thought Steven Hansen's Destructoid's 2014 GOTY awards were done at three, come sambuca con la mosca? That we want health, happiness, and prosperity, rather than four (death)? We're up all night to get unlucky my friends...   read

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Alessandro's GOTY picks

Alessandro Fillari's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

What a ride 2014 has been, right? There's definitely been a few ups and downs for everyone, including some that wanted to get their last licks before the year closes out. Still, we got to see some pretty exciting titles released, some that ...   read

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Hancock's GOTY picks

Patrick Hancock's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

What a magical year this was! It's hard coming up with a GOTY list, especially if you force yourself to pick only 10. That's why I didn't, I picked as many as I needed to! It's thirteen; I picked thirteen games.  There would probably b...   read

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Adam Tierney's favorite games of 2014

[Game developer Adam Tierney took to our Community Blogs to share his short list of 2014 favorites. Want to share your own GOTY stories? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] Hey Destructoid! I'm Adam Tierney, a videogame designer/director f...   read

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Community Choice Award

Destructoid's Game of the Year 2014 Community Choice Award!

What a wild year it's been for us gamers. In spite of all the insanity this industry inevitably attracts, when we look back on everything that has happened over the last 12 months, I think there's one thing we can all agree on: there were a...   read

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Brittany's GOTY picks

Brittany Vincent's random assortment of Game of the Year 2014 picks

I'm not entirely sure what year it is. Is it 2015? That's what I keep hearing around the internet. I'm pretty sure it's still 2014, at least for a few more days though. Who can be sure in tumultuous times like these? Anyway, I can barely re...   read

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Overall GOTY

Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2014 goes to...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Why do we love videogames? Some say it's the escapism, or the ability to wrap you up in a story that you get to help tell as it's being told to you. Others say it's the way they can bring friends together, ...   read

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World 2014

The award for Best World Design of 2014 goes to...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Growing up, a lot of kids I knew liked to try to sound grown up by saying they played videogames "for the story". Maybe they had adapted the phrase from the adults they saw on TV who said they read Playboy ...   read

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Narrative GOTY

The winner of Destructoid's Best Narrative Design of 2014 is...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Any game can use cut scenes to tell a great story. That trick was impressive back when CD-ROMs were cutting-edge technology. Today, the expectation for story-focused games is to work towards interweaving na...   read

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Mechanics GOTY

The award for Best Game Mechanics of 2014 goes to...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] The idea behind the best mechanics category is to highlight games that you'd love to play even if they had stick-figure graphics, no multiplayer, no music, and no story. Some of them may be filled with comp...   read

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Rust Cohle's GOTY games for 2014

Another year, another series of GOTY lists fueled by fanboyism and cognitive dissonance. We all know the AAA games get their fair share of nods and stick shakes. That's why I'm here to tell the world what my GOTY games are for 2014. Not tha...   read

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Multiplayer GOTY

The winner of Destructoid's Best Multiplayer Design of the year is...

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] Counting up the votes for Dtoid's Best Multiplayer Design was exciting. I had no idea how the voting would go. Big games like Destiny, Titanfall, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare didn't do half as well as...   read

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Nic's Best

Nic Rowen's list of the best games of the year

2014 was such a weird year in games for me. If you had asked me last January how I thought this list would have shook out, I'd have been far off the mark. For one thing, I would have expected a slew of amazing new Xbox One and PS4 games tak...   read

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Bill's GOTY picks

Bill Platt's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

2014 was a phenomenal year for gaming. I don’t think there was a genre that didn't have a game I absolutely loved. Now, the truth is that I’m easy to please; I could never do reviews. I see the fault in games, but I can almost a...   read

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Kyle's Goaty

Kyle MacGregor's sexy picks for Game of the Year 2014

And, suddenly, another year passed us by. It seems like 2014 had only just arrived, and already it's being hauled away, kicking and screaming, never to be seen or heard from ever again. It's important that we take this time to reflect on th...   read

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Darren's GOTY picks

Darren Nakamura's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

This has been an unusual year for me. In previous years, coming up with my favorite games has amounted to listing the ten games I played and then ranking them. In 2014 I took on many more reviews than I have in the past, so now I have some ...   read

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Overall GOTY

Nominees for Destructoid's Overall Best Game of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert] I've long been of the opinion that the relationship between a person and a videogame is similar to the relationship between a person and another living being. It's part of why you see people fiercely defend...   read

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Brett's GOTY

Brett Makedonski's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

2014 was the most hectic twelve months of my life. Up until late September, I'm fairly certain I spent more of the year on the road than at home. I did so much travelling that I honestly considered eschewing a top five games of the year lis...   read

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Chris' GOTY

Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

Despite what people may say, I thought 2014 was an excellent year. Heck, nearly every year is great for gaming. I played over 300 titles across all platforms, a little more than last year -- but mostly that's because of my promotion to Revi...   read

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Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! -----------...



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